Father and three-year-old son killed in Limerick crash

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Image caption The scene of the accident close to Oola, County Limerick

A father and his three-year-old son have died in a collision between a car and a truck in County Limerick.

Gardai (Irish police) are also investigating an assault on a woman, thought to be the boy's mother, at a house in Oola shortly before the crash at about 08:30 BST on Wednesday.

Police said she is believed to have suffered a broken arm and cuts which are not thought to be life threatening.

The man and the boy left the house shortly before the crash.

It happened on the N24 between Pallasgreen and Oola shortly after 08:35 on Wednesday.

The driver of the truck was not injured but was very shocked by what had happened.

Police have appealed for witnesses to come forward.

The woman who was injured in the earlier assault was taken by ambulance to University Hospital Limerick.

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